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Portuguese Language, Literature, & Art: LusoCentro

This guide provides starting points for research in Portuguese language, literature, and art..

What is LusoCentro?

LusoCentro is an education center that embraces all Portuguese-speaking peoples, provides language training, and offers cultural activities and educational programs.  Located in the Eileen T. Farley Learning Resources Center of Bristol Community College, the center includes a Lusofonia collection of Portuguese language books, reference materials, magazines, newspapers, and audio visual resources.

LusoCentro's mission is to educate the Bristol Community College community and to serve the wide needs of the Portuguese-speaking families, both recent and generational.

Bridging Communities - English/Portuguese Community Interpreter Program

Celebrating a Rich Culture & Heritage

A main goal of LusoCentro is to maintain and celebrate the richness of the cultural diversity of Lusofonia.  The Center promotes and organizes an array of activities throughout the year.  All are open to the public and most are offered at no cost.

Examples of some annual events include:

  • New England Portuguese Chorus Festival
  • Portuguese Language Day
  • Dramatic Productions in Portuguese
  • Spring Cultural Series
  • Educational Conferences & Lectures
  • Concerts
  • Portuguese, Brazilian, & Cape Verdean Nights

Community Advisory Board

Members of the LusoCentro Advisory Board are volunteers representing the academic, business, and Portuguese-speaking communities.  The Board supports LusoCentro and the community through educational, social, cultural, fundraising, and networking activities.


Image Source : Bandeira, by David Boocock

Over 200 Million People Speak Portuguese World-Wide

Portuguese is the third most spoken language in Massachusetts.  With the growing immigrant population, particularly from Brazil to the South Coast region, there is a growing need for interpreters.  Bristol Community College's certificate program can help you find your place in this emerging field.

LusoCentro - A Community Partner

LusoCentro collaborates with social and cultural organizations, with the business community, with universities in the area and abroad, and with public school districts to fulfill its mission.

The BCC Advantage

Bristol Community College is a two-year, public comprehensive community college offering career and transfer programs which lead to associate's degrees and certificates.  The College offers many academic and learning resources to help students succeed.